Almost 70 thousand pictures of comet Churyumov - Gerasimenko posted in the public domain

ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

According to the website of the Max Planck Society Institute for Solar System Research, 69, 738 photos of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko were taken publicly, taken with the OSIRIS camera aboard the Rosetta probe for two years of operation. Pictures are available on a special site.

ESA / Rosetta / MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS / UPD / LAM / IAA / SSO / INTA / UPM / DASP / IDA

The Rosetta device was launched in 2004, and Gerasimenko arrived in Churyumov’s comet in 2014. The probe worked in the comet's orbit for two years, and then crashed on its surface. In total, the OSIRIS camera took about 70 thousand images of the object during its operation, and all of them are now published (from the very first image where the comet is barely visible to the photograph taken by an umbrella at a distance of 20 meters from the comet's surface several minutes before the collision).

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